Nov 28, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Michael Brewer (12) looks to pass in the second quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
The Virginia Tech Hokies suffered a massive recruiting loss this week when Josh Sweat committed to the Florida State Seminoles over the Hokies. The Hokies did gain a little momentum after the loss of Sweat with the commitment of 3-star CB Adonis Williamson, but that still doesn’t do much for the loss of Sweat.
Currently, the Hokies do not have a quarterback commit in the Class of 2015, but Virginia Tech are working on trying to flip the commitment of a four-star quarterback.
Dwayne Lawson is from Hillsbrough High School in Tampa, Florida and is currently committed to the Miami Hurricanes, but the Hokies are making a big push to flip his commitment. Lawson had a very good senior season with 2,444 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, 3 interceptions.
Lawson proved to be a dual-threat with 1,068 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns as a junior before having 867 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns this past season. Lawson is the type of dual-threat quarterback that Virginia Tech has had before, and could be someone that leaps ahead of a few of the Hokies’ current quarterbacks if he comes to Blacksburg.
The 247 Sports Composite ranks Lawson as the 10th best pro-style quarterback, while ESPN has him as the 6th best dual-threat quarterback, and Rivals has him as the 16th best dual-threat quarterback.
Back on Black Friday, Lawson took an official visit to Virginia Tech which unsurprisingly flew under the radar due to the official visit of Josh Sweat. However, that visit apparently went very well, and the Hokies are currently making a big surge in their push to bring him to Blacksburg.
One big factor that may be helping the Hokies is the success of freshman QB Brad Kaaya at Miami. The Hurricanes likely will not have a change at quarterback till no earlier than 2017 or 2018, and Lawson seems to want a better chance to play early. Dwayne Lawson committed to the Hurricanes back in May before Kaaya had his big freshman season which has seemed to change his situation with Miami.
Depending on when Lawson enrolls, he might be able to compete for the starting quarterback job and definitely has the potential to be able to leap over both Chris Durkin and Andrew Ford. Scot Loeffler is the primary recruiter for Lawson, and it seems like Lawson is a guy that Loeffler is very high on.
Getting Lawson would be a big addition to the Hokies’ recruiting class for 2015, and put Virginia Tech in a position to make a strong push with the Class of 2015. Last season, the Hokies were able to get Isaiah Ford after he decommitted from Louisville and are hoping that Lawson decides to change his commitment this time.
We will just have to wait and see whether the Hokies are able to flip the commitment of Miami QB commit Dwayne Lawson?